February 11, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Vicki Lawrence has been a soap fan ever since the ’70s, when she and Carol Burnett would watch All My Children during lunch breaks on Burnett’s series. These days, Lawrence is too busy with her syndicated talk show, Vicki!, to keep up with the soaps, so she does the next best thing: ”If I want to see Scott Reeves or J. Eddie Peck [Ryan and Cole, of The Young and the Restless], I just say, ‘Bring them to me,”’ Lawrence explains, laughing. ”There are many adorable men on daytime, and I get to flirt with all of them.”

This month, Lawrence gives herself ample opportunity, by devoting two shows to the soaps: her second annual ”Sexy Soap Awards” and ”Soap Fantasy,” in which viewers — and Lawrence — get to act out their secret desires. Her fantasy? I’m sworn to secrecy, but it involves someone bold and beautiful. Watch and find out.

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